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3-day wet spell predicted from Feb 18

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Srinagar: The weatherman here has predicted a three-day wet spell from February 18, saying that higher reaches in southern districts are likely to receive moderate to heavy snowfall.

Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that weather would remain mostly dry till February 17 while the day temperature is expected to rise further in coming days.

He added that a three-day wet spell is expected from February 18 during which the light to moderate snowfall is expected. “There is a forecast of light to moderate snowfall in higher reaches while plains are expected to witness light rains or snow,” he said.

“The higher reaches of south Kashmir parts may receive moderate to heavy snowfall during the period,” he said.

The MeT Director further said that the maximum temperature has risen in most parts of J&K and it is expected to go up by a few more degrees in the coming days.

Meanwhile parts of Kashmir have continued to record sub-zero temperatures during the nights.

In Srinagar, the minimum temperature during the past night was minus 3.6 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature today settled at 11.3 degrees Celsius.

The coldest recorded place was Pahalgam at minus 7.0 degree Celsius while the day temperature there settled at 8.6 degree Celsius.

Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort, recorded a low of minus 4.5 degree Celsius while the day temperature settled at 5.0 degree Celsius.

Kupwara however, was the hottest today at 12.6 degree Celsius while the night temperature was minus 4.4 degree Celsius. (With inputs from KNO)


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